Austrian Police say Jonathan Taylor the Nottingham IT teacher who died after falling on a skiing trip was the last person in a group of his colleagues making their way back but for some "unknown reason" fell.
The 44-year-old went down a steep slope and then fell 13ft off of a high stone wall onto the road below.
Police say the fall left the teacher with "serious head injuries". Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Mr Taylor but he died at the scene.
The Chair of Governors at Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham, David Wilson, said:
"Jonathan Taylor joined Christ the King last Easter. He was a valued member of the school and was popular with both pupils and staff. This is a very sad loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
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